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Still working on my terrain. I picked up this Fanasy arc building a while back and finally got it assembled only to find out I'm missing a piece. Still, it will work for now. I'm slowly adding the cladding to the building. There is a LOT of cladding to add.

 

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I also pickup these pipes from Ishtars workshop. They work great as power conduits from the power generator to the gun turrent. 

 

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I'll be posting a Battle Report showing off the terrain in game.

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If you wan some more pipes and freedom to go crazy, Ishtar is a distributor of Hirst Arts pieces.

 

What piece was missing from the building?

I may buy a few more pipes next time I go to my FLGS that carries them, I'm not sure I need a whole lot more just yet. I need some mountains next I think. 

 

The missing building piece is one of the short lobby pieces. I might be able to make a cardboard piece to replace it. I know I had it when I bought the model, it's just lost in my painting area.

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If you're looking to continue using foam core, there's a tool you can buy that will make it easy to cut rabbit joints.  You set it to the depth of the board and it will leave a little flap of the backing paper to cover the joints for a cleaner presentation.

 

It all looks very good!

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I could see a CAV trying to get ontop of that third set of shipping containers and having to rull a change that it comes toppling down.

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I could see a CAV trying to get ontop of that third set of shipping containers and having to rull a change that it comes toppling down.

Its a house rule that none of the buildings are capable of supporting the weight of a CAV. Though infantry can embark/disembark a building as if it was a transport. It also give heavy cover (+2) to infantry inside.

 

Cavs can enter and exit the Mach Bay though.

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I just received my newest CAV scale building. It is an N scale Tomix Medium office building. These aren't the cheapest buildings available but man are they well detailed.I ordered mine from Amazon. The decals that are included are for 2 different building types. I went with the cinema for this building. I'll likely buy a second one and use the second set of decals for 2 different but similar buildings. Below are pictures which are way better than I can describe them...

 

In its packaging...

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Everything in the box...

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The buildings can be easily disasembled for detailing and ease of decal setting. Since this is for model railroading its also easy to light this up if you wanted to...

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Completed decals...

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And the back side...

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A scale shot with my malvernis CAV and Infantry...

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And with my terran CAV and tanks...

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Nice terrain. The repair bay is nice and those lava lakes look nice with your paint job. I bought some N scale stuff, but the price really turned me off on buying more, so thanks for sharing your scratch build idea.

 

Btw...it drives me nuts as well when I finally assemble something I have had sitting around for a pwhile and am missing parts. I feel too guilty to request the missing pieces...this really worries me with all the Kickstarter Laser cut wood items I have purchased.

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Nice terrain. The repair bay is nice and those lava lakes look nice with your paint job. I bought some N scale stuff, but the price really turned me off on buying more, so thanks for sharing your scratch build idea.

 

Btw...it drives me nuts as well when I finally assemble something I have had sitting around for a pwhile and am missing parts. I feel too guilty to request the missing pieces...this really worries me with all the Kickstarter Laser cut wood items I have purchased.

I finally found the lost part today. Now I can finish that building. Also, the lava isn't finished yet. I now have 2 more sets (6 pools total) of lava. I'm going to do one set in an acid green instead of lava.

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I've meant to buy some of the Tomix stuff for about 6 years now. Never seem to get around to it.

I've picked up a few off Amazon.  I really like their traditional Japanese buildings.

 

The price bounces all over the place (thanks, Amazon!). ::P:  But at the moment I think the dollar is strong and the yen not so much so they aren't too bad.

 

Kato N scale makes a Denny's.

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